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The Stevedore’s knot is a powerful stopper knot, like a super-charged Figure of Eight knot.
⬅️ 2 vids, Stevedore’s then the Figure-of-Eight.
Make an overhand loop like you would in the figure-of-eight. Bring the working end round a couple of times instead of one (or just twist the loop) and tuck it through the original loop. Tighten Voilà! Easy! And even stronger than the Figure-of-Eight on video 2, although that is quicker to tie (just) if you are in a rush. 🔸
If you enjoyed this, have a look at our page on how to tie a double sheet bend knot.